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Community Clean Team Visits District 3 for Coastal Cleanup

For immediate release: Sept. 15, 2017

Contact: Rachel Gordon, 415-554-6045


Community Clean Team Visits District 3 for Coastal Cleanup

Litter Removal, Weeding and Beautification Projects Planned for Saturday Morning


San Francisco, CA – Nearly 200 volunteers are expected to join Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Public Works crews on Saturday, Sept. 16, for this month’s Community Clean Team coastal cleanup. Community groups, schools and merchants will join forces to beautify the City’s northeastern neighborhoods in District 3 to support the International Coastal Cleanup initiative.

Volunteers will work along The Embarcadero and in the Russian Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach neighborhoods performing cleaning and greening projects around schools, commercial corridors, streets and public spaces.

  • What: District 3 Community Clean Team coastal cleanup event
  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (registration beings at 8:30 a.m.; speaking program begins at 9 a.m.)
  • Kickoff location: Francisco Middle School, 2190 Powell St.
  • Who: Supervisor Aaron Peskin, community volunteers and City crews

Photo opportunities at Saturday’s event include:

  • Removing graffiti and refreshing street furniture around Francisco Middle School on Powell Street between Chestnut and Francisco streets
  •  Sweeping and litter removal along The Embarcadero
  • Green waste removal, weeding and pruning at the Filbert Street Steps
  • Installing gravel and removing litter on the Drumm Street median between Washington and Clay streets

Tons of litter gets dumped into our oceans every year. More than 1 million cigarette butts, 1.5 million plastic bottles and 400,000 plastic straws were collected along the coastline in a single day last year.

Thanks to volunteers around the world, the International Coastal Cleanup has become a beacon of hope, leading and inspiring action in support of our oceans and waterways.

Public Works has participated in the global volunteer program for the past 17 years and makes a continuous effort to keep our shores clean all year long.

Community Clean Team’s success relies on the many sponsors and volunteer organizations that pitch in. They include 76, Starbucks, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Friends of the Urban Forest, PG&E, Emerald Fund, The Hilton, Recology, Academy of Art University, United Playaz, Walgreens, Luxor Cabs, San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Community Youth Center San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District, Tzu-Chi Foundation, SF Geo Care and SF Environment.

More information about volunteer opportunities with San Francisco Public Works can be found at

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Release Date
Friday, September 15, 2017